Recommended reading

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💻 Stephen Dowling loves Istanbul, in Turkey. He reflects on the nature of this very old city and his enjoyment of it. Read Single Frame: Bosphorous Balloons

Pentax Spotmatic SP, 55mm f/2 Super-Takumar, Arista 400 Premium, 2013

💻 I can’t remember the last time that the debut of two movies on the same day – Barbie and Oppenheimer – generated so much comment. But the comment I’ve liked best was Ben Cotton‘s in which he finds a few things in common between these two very different films. Read Barbenheimer

📷 For nostalgia’s sake, Dennis Mook recently bought an old Pentax Spotmatic with a 50mm f/1.4 Takumar. He had one early in his photography history and he enjoyed reminiscing about its usage. Turns out he used it as a forensic detective for the police! He tells a very enjoyable tale of the intertwined history of his photography and his career in law enforcement. Read I Bought A New (To Me) Camera

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4 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Kodachromeguy Avatar

    Dowling is right, Istanbul is a fabulous photographic destination. Jim, go for it as your next adventure.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Turkey’s never been on my radar before. I should have my trip planner (Margaret) research it!

      1. Kosmo Foto Avatar

        Oh man, I can give you a wealth of tips. You could spend a month there and not touch the sides.

  2. Kodachromeguy Avatar

    And explore a week in Cappadocia, another week on the Aegean coast, and even a stopver in the Turkish enclave in northern Cyprus. Better take all the film you intend to use with you. Then you can catch the ferry to Greece and spend another 6 months living the Mediterranean lifestyle. You could weigh the variables: Indiana vs. Istanbul vs. Athens.

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